Zoning Commission announces additional ZRR Public Hearings Reply

The Zoning Commission is holding four additional public hearings to hear testimony on the Zoning Regulations Review proposal. They will likely be in February 2014; watch the Office of Zoning website for more information and for exact times and locations. In addition, the Zoning Commission is holding a public hearing for ANC commissioners, scheduled for January 30, 2014 at 6:00 pm in Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building at 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW; additional information is at http://dcoz.dc.gov/news/2013/news121213.shtm. These follow the most recent round of nine evenings of public hearings held in November, 2013 – to date, the Zoning Commission has held over 50 public hearings, meetings and roundtables on ZRR.

The Zoning Commission’s November public hearings, including the OP presentations and public testimony, can be viewed online here.

OP public hearing reports for Subtitles C, G&H, I, and J&K now available Reply

OP has now posted reports for all of the Zoning Commission hearings and all of the subtitles in the propose new code –most recently, reports for Subtitle C (General Procedures); Subtitle G (Mixed Use (M) Zones) and Subtitle H (Neighborhood Mixed Use (N) Zones); Subtitle I (Downtown (D Zones); and Subtitle J (PDR zones) and Subtitle K (Special Area Zones). All of the reports are available on our ZRR website and the Office of Zoning website (Case 08-06A). A copy of each of the OP presentations will also be available on the OZ website – the presentations for the first two hearings are already posted. For additional information or to sign up to speak at the Zoning Commission public hearings, please go to the Office of Zoning website.

OP public hearing report for Subtitles E and F – Residential Flat and Apartment zones Reply

OP’s report for Subtitle E, development standards and use regulations for the residential flat (2 principal units) zones (the current R-4 zones) and Subtitle F, development standards and use regulations for the Apartment zones (the current R-5-A through R-5-E zones) is available on our ZRR website and the Office of Zoning website (Case 08-06A). The Zoning Commission public hearing for Subtitle E will be Thursday November 7, starting at 6:00 pm – for additional information or to sign up to speak at the hearing, please go to the Office of Zoning website.

OP public hearing report for Subtitle D – Residential House zones Reply

OP’s report for Subtitle D, development standards and use regulations for the low density residential zones (the current R-1 through R-3 zones) is available on our ZRR website and the Office of Zoning website (Case 08-06A). The Zoning Commission public hearing for Subtitle D will be Wednesday November 6, starting at 6:00 pm – for additional information or to sign up to speak at the hearing, please go to the Office of Zoning website

OP public hearing report for subtitles A, W, X, Y, and Z Reply

OP has submitted its public hearing report for the first Zoning Commission public hearing on the proposed ZRR text, which will be on Subtitles A (Authority and Applicability); W (Mapping); X (General Procedures, including PUDs & Campus Plan procedures; Y (Board of Zoning Adjustment Rules of Practice & Procedure); and Z(Zoning Commission Rules of Practice & Procedure). The report is available on our ZRR website and the Office of Zoning website (Case 08-06A). The Zoning Commission public hearing for these subtitles will be Monday November 4, starting at 6:00 pm – for additional information or to sign up to speak at the hearing, please go to the Office of Zoning website. OP will file separate reports for each Zoning Commission public hearing.

Updated fact sheets Reply

OP has completed a series of Updated Fact Sheets on various aspects of the ZRR proposal. They provide specific information about the OP proposed text, and are available on our ZRR website and this blog. We have completed factsheets for the following topic areas:

• ZRR Process to Date
• General Overview
• Accessory Apartments
• Alley Lots
• Bike Parking
• Corner Stores in Moderate Density Residential Areas
• Industrial Zoning
• Low Density Residential Areas
• Vehicle Parking
• Sustainability

We hope that you will find these helpful as you review the OP proposals. If you have comments on these topics or other ZRR initiatives, please contact us at zoningupdate@dc.gov

Crosswalks now available Reply

The Office of Planning has posted crosswalks for each of the 34 chapters of the current Zoning Regulations on IZIS (Case 06-08A).

The crosswalks:

• Compare the current regulations to the draft proposed text. For example, if you are looking for § 3104.3 of the current regulations, consult the Chapter 31 crosswalk, which will point you to Subtitle Y, § 800.4 of the proposed regulations. The crosswalks do not include references to proposed new provisions.

• Generally do not provide an explanation for sections which have been proposed to be modified. For more information on proposed changes, please visit the Office of Planning website and blog.

• Typically do not note changes such as reformatting, wording changes for clarity, or changes to zone names.

• Use the term “Provision not carried forward” for current regulations that were not included in the new proposal. If you can’t find a provision, check for this term in the crosswalk.

• Note a small number of provisions to be added. These are provisions identified by OP as missing from the proposed text that was setdown for public hearing on September 9, 2103.

We hope that you’ll find the crosswalks to be a helpful tool as you review the draft proposed text.